The biennial Tucker Design Award this 2012 finally found its winner. This award was First presented in 1977, and held to honors those whose work demonstrates excellence in concept, design, construction and use of natural stone in both the building and landscape industries. And this 2012 this award goes to Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) a landscape architecture practice based in Seattle, Washington, together with Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge (CSS) of Boston which is a nationally-recognized landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm that collaborates with municipalities, public agencies, and institutions to transform places – and drive positive change – through an integrated approach to planning and design for open space, transportation, and urban redevelopment.
Those collaboration between two great architectural firms have crowned for the 2012 Tucker Design Award for their design The North End Parks, the three-acre park that was part of the “Big Dig” development in Boston, MA. This Park is sitting on the land of the I-93 tunnel roof, at the prime entry to one of Boston’s densest and most historic neighborhoods and it is designed as a system of varied spaces that serve the finely scaled residential neighborhood, while forming together as one, a unified threshold piece at a grander civic scale. via